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Living History Days will be May 31 to June 2 at Lowe Volk Park near Crestline.

CRESTLINE -- Living History Days began in 2003 as a way to celebrate Ohio's bicentennial. Over the past 16 years, it has expanded to two days and added many programs.

This year, Living History Days will be held from May 31 to June 2 at Lowe Volk Park near Crestline.

Beginning Friday, May 31 at 8 p.m., the War Council between Native Americans and British agents will explain how the decision was made to go war.

The British will offer gifts and "make their case" and the Natives-even the women-will decide if they will take the side of the British or Patriots.

Saturday, June 1 at 9 a.m. is the opening ceremony followed by guest speakers, Native and military camps, many displays to see, vendors to visit and games for the children. Talk to the reenactors, watch the capture of Col. William Crawford twice daily or catch the Bus Tour at 11:45 a.m. with Hannah Crawford to the historic sites in Wyandot County. The event closes at 4 p.m.

Return Saturday night from 8 to 10 p.m. for the Lantern Tour. Stations will be set up in the woods to show what life was like for the Native Americans before the incursion of European people into their land.

"It's quite an experience when the sun goes down!" organizers stated.

Busy Saturday?

Living History Days is open Sunday, June 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with the same speakers, capture reenactments and camps to visit. Everything is free, even parking.

"We're looking forward to seeing everyone at Living History Days 2019."

Living History Days is sponsored by the Crawford Park District and Colonel Crawford’s Company. Lowe-Volk Park is located at 2401 State Route 598, Crestline. For additional information, contact the Crawford Park Distirct at 419-683-9000.

Schedule for 2019 Living History Days:

May 31 – June 2 Lowe-Volk Park, 2401 State Route 598

Friday, May 31

8 p.m. — Native American War Council

Saturday, June 1

9 a.m. — Opening Ceremony

10 a.m. — Russell Morris: Shequonor, Shawnee singer/ Storyteller

11 a.m. — Capture of Col. Crawford

11:45 a.m. — Bus Tour starts immediately afterward

1 p.m. — Vane Scott: The Many Faces of Old Glory

2 p.m. — Children’s Plant Walk

3 p.m. — Capture of Col. Crawford

4 p.m. — Close

8 to 10 p.m. — Lantern Tours

Sunday, June 2

10 a.m. — Open

10 a.m. — Russell Morris: Shequonor, Shawnee singer/ Storyteller

11 a.m. — Capture of Col. Crawford

1 p.m. — Vane Scott: The Many Faces of Old Glory

2 p.m. — Children’s Plant Walk

3 p.m. — Capture of Col. Crawford

4 p.m. — Close.

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